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Habakkuk 1:5–11

The Lord’s Reply

5 “Look eamong the nations and watch—

Be utterly astounded!

For I will work a work in your days

Which you would not believe, though it were told you.

6 For indeed I am fraising up the Chaldeans,

A bitter and hasty gnation

Which marches through the breadth of the earth,

To possess dwelling places that are not theirs.

7 They are terrible and dreadful;

Their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.

8 Their horses also are hswifter than leopards,

And more fierce than evening wolves.

Their 3chargers 4charge ahead;

Their cavalry comes from afar;

They fly as the ieagle that hastens to eat.

9 “They all come for violence;

Their faces are set like the east wind.

They gather captives like sand.

10 They scoff at kings,

And princes are scorned by them.

They deride every stronghold,

For they heap up earthen mounds and seize it.

11 Then his 5mind changes, and he transgresses;

He commits offense,

jAscribing this power to his god.”

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